Revisions of Ruizodendron and Pseudephedranthus (Annonaceae) including a new species and an overview of most up-to-date revisions of Neotropical Annonaceae genera

Roy Erkens, Jessica Oosterhof, Lubbert Y.Th. Westra, Paul J.M. Maas

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Abstract

We present revisions of the Neotropical genera Ruizodendron and Pseudephedranthus (Annonaceae). Ruizodendron includes a single species R. ovale. Pseudephedranthus now comprises two species, with the description of the new species P. enigmaticus sp. nov. extending the range of the genus beyond the Upper Rio Negro region of Brazil (Amazonas) and adjacent Venezuela (P. fragrans), to include Guyana, Suriname, and the Brazilian state of Pará. An overview is provided of current revisions of Neotropical Annonaceae genera that will aid in accessing proper species information for this frequently encountered tropical rain forest family.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-96
Number of pages22
JournalPhytoKeys
Volume86
Issue number86
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Biodiversity
  • Neotropics
  • new species
  • systematics
  • taxonomy
  • PSEUDOXANDRA ANNONACEAE
  • STENANONA ANNONACEAE
  • ATLANTIC FOREST
  • TRIGYNAEA
  • BRAZIL
  • HIL

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